Radio interview from February 7, 2009 with Paul Gowdy, former pastor associated with the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (formerly Airport Vineyard Church) reflecting on the so-called "Toronto Blessing"
As a former pastor of one of the Vineyard churches here in Toronto, Paul was an insider within the so called "Toronto Blessing." Ten years later Paul realized that his experience with the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship was actually a "mixed blessing." According to an article he wrote, "After three years of being in the thick of the Toronto blessing our Vineyard assembly in Scarborough (East Toronto) just about self destructed. We devoured one another, with gossip, backstabbing, division, sects, criticism etc. After three years of âsoaking,â praying for people, shaking, rolling, laughing, roaring, ministering at TACF on their prayer team, leading worship at TACF, preaching at TACF, basically living at TACF we were the most carnal, immature and deceived Christians that I know. I remember saying to my friend and senior pastor at Scarborough Vineyard Church in 1997 that ever since the Toronto Blessing came we have just about fallen to bits! He agreed!"